One year after the Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies engaged in a bruising first-round, seven-game playoffs series, theyre preparing to resume hostilities.
A few of the names have changed, but for the most part, it will be Blake Griffin vs. Zach Randolph, DeAndre Jordan vs. Marc Gasol, Chris Paul vs. Mike Conley.
The previous playoff series was rough and tumble; this one, the Clippers first with home-court advantage, will be no different. For the Clippers, the big difference is that they expect to have guard Chauncey Billups in the lineup and they are one year older and wiser.
Last year was an experience, Paul said. Guys now know what to expect. Last year was Blake and DJs first playoff experience. Now they know what its like to go on the road or be at home, and I think thats going to help us going into this.
The Clippers grew by leaps and bounds last season, winning 40 games in a lockout-shortened season, beating the Grizzlies in Memphis for the franchises first-ever Game 7 victor...